House Hunting

Nov. 1, 2021

All About Off-Market Homes

Off-Market Homes

You may have heard about buying or selling a home ‘off-market,’ but what does that actually mean? An off-market home is a property that is for sale but not made available to the general public through the multiple listing services (MLS). It may also be referred to as a ...

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Oct. 14, 2021

12 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Top 12 home buying mistakes to avoid

Do you want to overpay for your home? Would you like to get stuck in a mortgage that is all wrong for you? How about swinging and missing on an opportunity to purchase your dream home? Of course the answer to these questions is a "no", but these are the ...

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Sept. 21, 2021

Are You Giving Away Leverage By Working With The Listing Agent?

Should buyers work with the listing agent?

As agents, we run into buyers that believe they will have an advantage over competing buyers if they chose to work directly with the listing agent. On one level it makes sense, but is it really in the best interest of the buyer?

Listing Agent’s Motivation

When representing both parties ...

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Aug. 11, 2020

Need More Space? Fast Facts on ADU’s

ADU accessory dwelling unit

Here on the Peninsula, people are needing to get creative about housing. With limited space, rising populations and multi-generational families, finding housing that fits your needs can be tricky.  San Mateo County is making a considered effort to promote and encourage residents to explore developing second units, or ADU’s. So ...

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May 4, 2020

5 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

First Time HomeBuyer Tips

So you’re thinking you might be ready to be a first time homebuyer?  That’s so exciting - and totally overwhelming. Where do you start? How much is it going to cost you? How do you make sure you can get the home you want?

Take a deep breath, I’ve got you ...

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Dec. 14, 2018

Buyer’s Market - Are We There Yet?

Buyers Market

You’ll hear the Chicken Little’s talking about it - “The bottom’s falling out!”; “It’s 2008 all over again!”; “Here comes the bust!!”.  What are they talking about? The real estate market, of course. And like all things Chicken Little, there’s a lot of drama and hyperbole, but maybe ...

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July 3, 2018

4th of July - The Hula-Hoop Connection

Real Estate Search

Growing up in the small Menlo Park neighborhood of Felton Gables, 4th of July was a big deal.  A really big deal! We had the greatest neighborhood party - all the kids would gather at our house to make homemade ice cream, then run home to decorate themselves and their bikes ...

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